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Honda Oil Changes in Soquel

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Skipping or delaying your scheduled Honda oil changes in Soquel might seem like no big deal, but doing so puts you at risk of everything from the inconvenience of breaking down to the high repair bills associated with serious engine damage. That’s why the service team here at Ocean Honda of Santa Cruz will always be happy to check and change your oil.

With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and put together a quick and easy guide covering everything you need to know, including:

  • Why Engine Oil is Important
  • How to Tell Your Oil Needs Changing

Why Engine Oil is Important

Most people can tell you engine oil is important, but far fewer understand just how it keeps your vehicle running smoothly whether zipping through Santa Cruz or cruising on the highway.

Engine oil has plenty of responsibilities, but the most important include cooling your engine, removing contaminants, circulating cleaning detergents, and providing proper lubrication between moving parts. Unfortunately, engine oil breaks down and becomes contaminated itself over time, which is why changes are so important. Without them, you’ll risk:

  • Overheating
  • Damage from Metal-on-Metal Contact
  • Corrosion
  • Clogs from Engine Gunk

How to Tell Your Engine Oil Needs Changing

Oil changes aren’t usually something drivers will ever need to worry about since they should be taken care of as part of your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. Of course, you may sometimes either require oil changes sooner than expected or keep driving after you should have visited a service center.

Just a few warning signs your oil needs to be changed as soon as possible include:

  • Persistent Check Engine Light
  • Visible Fumes from Your Vehicle’s Exhaust
  • Rumbling or Knocking Sounds from the Engine

You can also pull the dipstick from your vehicle’s oil reservoir and take a look at the oil stuck to it. That oil should be a clear amber – if not, it probably needs to be replaced.

Arrange Honda Oil Changes in Soquel with Ocean Honda of Santa Cruz

You can find everything from service tips and advice to a wide range of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles when you visit our showroom. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today.


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